By Melissa Johnson, Policy Analyst
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute

As the number of Georgians with disabilities grew over the last four years, funding that could have helped prepare them for employment decreased. Drastic cuts to state investment in specialized job training, counseling and other vocational rehabilitation led Georgia to leave $92 million in federal funding on the table, enough to serve roughly 28,000 more people. An average of about $4.3 million in additional state appropriations each year — less than 1/20 of one percent of fiscal year 2014 state revenues — would have been required to leverage the $92 million over four years.

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